Hobbs guard does ‘Youmans’ work

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Clovis senior Bud Willis sails through the air past Hobbs senior Ervin Youmans for two points during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Halftime couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Clovis Wildcats. Fighting back from an early eight-point deficit and […]

Hobbs, Clovis battle to stay in 4-5A race

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Senior Irshaun Pinckney, shown here against Carlsbad, leads a strong Clovis inside game that figures to give Hobbs trouble in tonight’s game. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Clovis and Hobbs are finding out that three’s a crowd. After dominating District 4-5A since it was formed in 2000, Clovis and Hobbs in an unfamiliar […]

Lady Cats: Different year, different team

Rick White Something has to give tonight when Clovis meets Hobbs. The Lady Wildcats are one of the hottest teams in the state, riding a 13-game winning streak into tonight’s District 4-5A first-place showdown at Ralph Tasker Arena. But Hobbs has beaten Clovis six straight in a series the Lady Wildcats once dominated. The games […]

Hounds grab LSC South lead

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Jamaal Hunnicutt tries to get his shot off against West Texas A&M defenders Jason Campbell (No. 40) and Carl Lamb in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — With the Lone Star Conference South Division lead on the line, Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF What: ENMU (13-6, 3-1) vs. West Texas A&M (13-6, 3-1) in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. When/where: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena, Portales. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3, KGNC-AM 710. Notes: The Greyhounds and Buffaloes are part of a four-way tie for the South lead with Midwestern State (13-6 overall) and Texas […]

New coach leads retooled ENMU softball program

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — In the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski picked his own squad for last place in the six-team circuit. It’s not that he doesn’t have faith in the Zias, who are coming off a 24-29 season (4-16 South) under interim […]

Zias upend No. 8 Rambelles

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Heather Brown splits Angelo State defenders Natalja Tsurbakova, left, and Sarah West as she drives to the basket during the second half of Saturday’s game in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson Tiana Bryant had a night to remember, and helped give Angelo State a night to forget. […]

Hounds beat ASU, pull into four-way tie for first

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Garland Coleman drives to the basket past Angelo State’s Matt Hardin as he goes in for two points during the first half of Saturday’s game in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Irshaun Pinckney struggled early trying to give Eastern New Mexico University’s offense some […]

Clovis’ Isler has won at every stop

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Clovis coach J.D. Isler planned to be a dentist before turning to coaching. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White J.D. Isler never gave much thought to being a coach when his playing career ended. Even though basketball was his life growing up near Grady, Isler had his sights on becoming a dentist after […]

Vixens continue to roll in District 3-1A

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Melrose’s Audrey Hemminger shots over Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson during the second half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Hemminger finished with a team-high 21 points. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Melrose’s size matched up reasonably well with Fort Sumner’s speed on Friday night — for a half. Then the Vixens broke […]